Suspects pictured above from left to right Christian Colon 19, Jonathan Lucas 18, Kaheem Arbelo 20, Desiray Strickland 18. Arbelo and Strickland are said to have stayed behind at the scene to have sex.
I got the following article from Daily Mail.com website and this crime is simply atrocious. There is not a punishment good enough for these monsters who took the life of this young man. The fact that they lured him into the woods and began to cut him up was bad enough but they then…. buried him alive. I have no more words… Check out the article below:
Four Miami, Florida students allegedly hacked a 17-year-old boy to near death with a Machete then buried him alive before two of the teens had sex near the grisly scene.
Desiray Strickland, 18, was arrested on Wednesday making her the fourth suspect charged in the killing of Jose Amaya Guardado, 17, on June 28.
Kaheem Arbelo, 20, Jonathan Lucas, 18, and Christian Colon, 19, confessed to the murder last week following their arrest, said Miami-Dade police.
Arbelo is a suspected drug dealer at the school. Police expect to arrest a fifth in conjunction with the killing.
Jose Amaya Guardado 17, killed
The Miami Herald likened the arrest report to a scene from the novel Lord of the Flies in which a group of teenagers hunt each other like animals.
The report states that at one point Strickland became angry at the other suspects when they started allegedly hacking the boy to death without her.
She, ‘complained that she had missed the first series of machete strikes because she had walked away for a few minutes to urinate in the woods,’ according to the arrest report.
‘The victim made one last attempt to fight off the attackers,’ a detective wrote, ‘at which time, (Arbelo) struck the victim with the machete several more times until the victim’s face caved in.’
Police say that after the students buried Guardado that Strickland stayed behind with the supposed ringleader of the group Kaheem Arbelo to have sex near the murder scene before going back to the Homestead Job Corps school campus.
Authorities say the students are a part of a known group of bullies at the live-in school and vocational training program run by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Arbelo is an alleged school drug dealer and attack is thought to have stemmed from a debt owed to Arbelo from Guardado.
The school is a program aimed at helping students get high school diplomas along with teaching them skills like masonry and office administration.
‘Safety and security is our top priority,’ said a labor department spokesman.
‘Steps already have been taken to strengthen security at the Homestead center, and Job Corps is reviewing safety and security at all its centers,’ said spokesman Stephen Barr.
Barr said he was ‘deeply saddened’ by the death and would be offering counseling for students.
Jose went missing on June 28 and was found in the woods days later by his brothers who saw two feet in a burned area, reports The New York Daily News.
‘The body was unrecognizable and decomposed,’ cousin Ana Morales wrote on a family fundraising page.
‘His brothers could not resist to see the body. They were crazy with grief hoping it was not Jose.’
Arbelo, Lucas and Colon confessed on video to the killings, but Strickland was not cooperative.
She tried to pick her handcuffs off with screw from a nearby electrical outlet and also head butted an officer.
She etched, ‘MPD Go to Hell’ on the table in the interview room, say police.
Guardado is described as being a shy and ‘peaceful young man.’
‘A crime is bad, but what Jose suffered was horrible,’ wrote his cousin Ana Morales.